Celestial Festival exhibition

Raveningham Centre, near Beccles, to November 23

This exhibition is part of South Norfolk Council's month-long Celestial Festival celebrating all things heavenly. Rather apt timing as we enter those dark winter months.

The vast Norfolk skies have been a source of great inspiration to artists for centuries and the exhibition includes pottery, stained glass, paintings, kites, textiles, rugs and illustration.

Swooping from the ceiling, that master of the dark skies, a stunning Night Owl by Geoffrey Brown. Beautiful cloth wings and a haunting silver-painted face. A grown-up kite with no strings attached.

Jane Miller's Stormy Night Sky is a painted piece of velvet to slip round your neck - a work of art to be worn. Lush skies in purple, indigo and green with moonlight beams and twinkling stars.

Better known for his amazing sculpture, Mark Goldsworthy's painting Star Stepping is a cosmic portrait of two loved-up alien sky hoppers floating up through the cosmos. Their path fuelled by intoxicating love, they are joined by rockets as they dance among the heavens.

Moonlight on Water, by Fiona French, is a large bold work in hues of blue and green. Spirographic circles combine with other forms to produce a fresh clean image of a night sky.

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A more naturalistic form, Evening Flight by Martin Battye, shows migrating birds beating wings against a delicate sunset glistening with frost.

The exhibition reminds us of the beauty and mystery of the bewitching night skies and the magical quality that its cloak of darkness brings to our lives.

It continues at the Cinnamon Gallery at the Raveningham Centre, near Beccles, until November 23.

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